Orange County Pond Service

Water Fountain Problems You May Not Be Aware Of

Water Fountain Problems You May Not Be Aware Of

Fountains are beautifully ornate way to customize the exterior landscaping of your home or business. There’s just something about the visual of the softly flowing water and the tinkling sound as it cascades over the various sculptures or other formations. Some fountains are even equipped with colored lights creating a truly stunning light display during the evening hours.
As aesthetically pleasing as they are to have, water fountains will need a little maintenance to keep them operating smoothly. Here are a few things to be aware of about water fountains.

  • Lime-scale Buildup– If you start to notice white spots on your fountain surface, there may be a buildup of lime. There are cleaners you can use to get it off as well as preventative chemicals that can be used to lessen the presence of lime.
  • Odor– If your fountain isn’t cleaned as regularly as it should, the water will allow algae to grow. The algae spores will emit a putrid odor. A regular cleaning schedule will eliminate the environment needed for algae to thrive.
  • Water Pump– A regular cleaning of the water pump and any pipes is also needed to both keep the water flowing and to keep it clean. The pump is designed to run continuously. Turning it on and off a lot is one of the main reasons for water fountain repairs.

Maintaining Your Water Fountain

Maintaining your fountain is a fairly simple procedure. While the structural aspect of your fountain will probably last a lifetime, effectively cleaning every surface that touches water is the main way to keep your water fountain operating smoothly. At OC Pond & Fountain Care, we’ll use our 25 years of experience to make sure your fountain is in perfect operating condition year-round. Our team of qualified experts can easily identify any issues with your fountain system and offer the most cost-effective solutions for any water fountain repairs.

We can also set you up on a schedule for regular fountain maintenance to keep your fountain clean and beautiful. The biggest concern you really have with a water fountain is algae which will build up over time. Algae is not only unsightly, it can also cause build up inside your water pump and pipes causing issues. Here are some of the things that your fountain needs on a regular basis to keep it vibrant and appealing.

  • Cleaning any leaves and yard debris out of the water will keep it from getting inside the pump or clogging the pipes.
  • Algae will collect on the visible parts of your fountain. It can easily be brushed off if you catch it early. The longer you wait to clean it, the harder it will be to clean.
  • Algae will also collect inside the water pump and the pipes. Keeping them clean will make them last longer and keep the water cleaner.

If you are looking for a service to keep your water fountain beautiful, call OC Pond & Fountain Care today. Our team of certified technicians can evaluate your specific fountain along with the hardness of your water and set up a maintenance schedule that works for you.